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Overview

Popular with tourists on safari, overlanders on their way north to Cairo or South to Cape Town, and enthusiasts of early human history, Kenya is the economic powerhouse of East Africa.

Tourism accounts for the largest share of the country’s foreign earnings as thousands of visitors arrive to see up to a quarter of a million wildebeest make their annual migration between Kenya and its southern neighbor, Tanzania. The southeast of the country holds the giant Tsavo National Park, popular with game viewers. The North East is a considerably tougher challenge for travelers on their way north to Ethiopia – riding atop a cargo truck for two days has become a popular story amongst many who have made the journey without their own vehicles.

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Kenya Articles

Meeting the tribespeople of the Lower Omo Valley

The story of Meimei, an orphaned baby black rhino in Kenya

12 Swahili words to know before traveling in East Africa

The 13 spookiest named (but most beautiful) places in the world

25 places we’re dying to explore right now

8 adventurous ways to explore Africa

Where to party in Mombasa

Guide to Kenya’s national parks

Nomadic tribes of Eastern Africa

Feel-good story of the week: This man drives water every day to keep animals alive in Kenya

On guns, fear, and the people you meet in Northern Kenya

The reality of getting from point A to B in rural Kenya

6 things Americans could learn from Kenyans

Kenya just did something incredible to fight poaching

Kenya from the air

The land of no men: Inside Kenya’s women-only village

Beryl Markham: The first woman to fly west across the Atlantic solo…and a total badass to boot

16 Signs you were born and raised in Kenya

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